PB Minutes for Feb. 1, 2017

SULLIVAN PLANNING BOARD                           

      Minutes of the Meeting of February 1,
2017

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman
Leslie Casey.  In addition to the
chairman, members Laura Lewandowski, Dorothy Miles, Peter Miles, and Ann Sweet
were present.  Mark Smith was
absent.  There was no selectmen’s
representative.  Also present was Milton
Trimitsis, who had expressed interest in joining the planning board. 

 

Minutes

A motion (Leslie
Casey, Laura Lewandowski) to accept the minutes as distributed passed without
dissent.

 

Introduction of
Milton Trimitsis

Chairman Casey asked Mr. Trimitsis to tell a little bit
about himself.  He spoke of his 15 years
as a woodworker doing historical renovations, which involves planning on a case
by case situation, and he is interested in a larger scope of planning.  He has already read the Master Plan on the
town website.  Since he expressed
willingness to be part of the planning board, a motion (Sweet/Dott Miles) to nominate him as a member in a letter to
the selectmen passed without dissent. 
After
his appointment is approved by the selectmen, he will be sworn in by the town
clerk in time for the March meeting of the planning board.

 

Chairman’s update

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<!--[endif]-->Chairman Casey has spent a great deal of time,
in consultation with the chairman of the selectmen, on various versions of the
ballot items (which will also appear on the warrant) for amending the Community
Planning Ordinance, and for a newsletter item explaining them to the voters
(attached). Written explanation of CPO amendments should be included in the
town annual report, per a September 2008 article in New Hampshire Town and City on warrant articles, but it may be too
late this year.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        
<!--[endif]-->At the town budget hearing in January, the
planning board’s budget proposal was unchallenged.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        
<!--[endif]-->At the SWRPC February meeting February 18 a film
on Keene’s flooding experiences and how Keene is adapting to climate change
will be shown and discussed by a panel. If any members of the planning board
wish to attend, they should let the chairman know before February 21 so she can
register them.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        
<!--[endif]-->The selectmen have been urged to write a
proposal for inclusion of Centre Street in the State’s 10-year highway project
plan.  It badly needs proper repair.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        
<!--[endif]-->Pittsburg and other northern towns are seeking
support for their appeal to the state site evaluation committee to initiate a docket
for a declaratory ruling on Eversource/Northern Pass’ bid to take private
property for its project. Sullivan sent a letter of support for the appeal.

 

There being no further business, a motion (L. Casey, P. Miles) to adjourn passes without dissent at 7:46
p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Ann Sweet, Secretary